Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the Cia, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invas Ion to September 10, 2001 Steve Coll

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the Cia, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invas Ion to September 10, 2001

Author: Steve Coll
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Book Title
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the Cia, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invas Ion to September 10, 2001
Author
Steve Coll
ISBN
9780143034667
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Steve CollPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 12/28/2004ISBN: 9780143034667Pages: 736Weight: 1.43lbsSize: 8.12h x 5.46w x 1.53dAward: Pulitzer Prize - WinnerReview Citations: Ingram Advance 01/01/2005 pg. 83 - Best Of The Best/Highly RecommendedNew York Times 02/06/2005 pg. 26New York Review of Books 05/29/2008 pg. 13Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 101907 / Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the Cia, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to SReading Level: 11.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 52
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan

To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Steve Coll
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 12/28/2004
ISBN: 9780143034667
Pages: 736
Weight: 1.43lbs
Size: 8.12h x 5.46w x 1.53d
Award: Pulitzer Prize - Winner

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 01/01/2005 pg. 83 - Best Of The Best/Highly Recommended
New York Times 02/06/2005 pg. 26
New York Review of Books 05/29/2008 pg. 13

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 101907 / Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the Cia, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to S
Reading Level: 11.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 52
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan

To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Steve Coll
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 12/28/2004
ISBN: 9780143034667
Pages: 736
Weight: 1.43lbs
Size: 8.12h x 5.46w x 1.53d
Award: Pulitzer Prize - Winner

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 01/01/2005 pg. 83 - Best Of The Best/Highly Recommended
New York Times 02/06/2005 pg. 26
New York Review of Books 05/29/2008 pg. 13

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 101907 / Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the Cia, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to S
Reading Level: 11.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 52